Funeral Trance sets July 15th as the international release date for a new demo recording from Canada’s Sigil, Demonstration MMXIX. It shall be released on limited cassette tape format, and is the band’s first new music since the release of their debut album, Mutagen, in 2013.
Hailing from the fertile Calgary scene, Sigil erupt with a lacerating noise. Seemingly hydra-headed, the band submerge any possible classification beneath a frail veneer of black metal and death metal, weaved together with alchemical magick and a brazen disregard for convention.
At last, a long silence comes to an end with the release of Sigil‘s Demonstration MMXIX. With the band’s last activity being the release of Mutagen in 2013, the intervening years have allowed Sigil to transform into an esoteric vessel of sound. These demo tracks serve as a glimpse into the band’s forthcoming third album, Nether, and demonstrate Sigil‘s newly refined voice – a voice whose every utterance is meaningless before an intoxicating abyss. Attacking, bleary, nuanced, hideous, glorious…a whole host of contrasts aptly describe the band’s blossoming void.
Nether will soon follow, under the auspices of Funeral Trance. In the meantime, drown in the luxurious depths of Demonstration MMXIX ‘s eldritch expanses and herald Sigil‘s grand re-arrival.
Tracklisting for Sigil (Canada)’s Demonstration MMXIX